a sign that locates the G above middle C, placed on the second line of the staff, counting up; G clef.
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- treaty port,
- treble chance,
- treble staff,
Origin of treble clef
First recorded in 1795–1805
Also called violin clef.
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music the clef that establishes G a fifth above middle C as being on the second line of the staffSymbol:
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